Registration Tax

What generally applies

If your main residence is in Greece, whether you are a Greek citizen or a foreigner, and wish to transport a vehicle within the country, you are obliged, by law, after paying the due customs charges (import duty, VAT and classification fee, as applicable) and the issuance of a certificate, to have the vehicle classified, in order to be granted Greek plates. 

The classification fee coefficients, which are determined according to the taxable value of the cars, are further differentiated according to the emitted mass of carbon dioxide (CO2) and the specifications of the emissions standard (Euro), in terms of classification, that they meet by construction.

After paying the customs charges, a vehicle classification certificate is issued. 

By joint ministerial decision of the Ministries of Finance and Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, a unified type of classification certificate is established for all vehicle categories, entitled “Vehicle Classification Certificate.”

The case of PWDs

Exemption from the Passenger Car Classification Fee
If you are a disabled Greek citizen or a citizen of another European Union member state residing in Greece, you are entitled to an exemption from the classification fee for the passenger car that you will clear through customs.

Competent for the exemption is the Customs Authority for vehicle customs clearance.
The customs exemption is granted upon submission of specific supporting documents and is valid throughout the PWD’s lifetime.

You can find more information on the IAPR website:  Disabled Persons

Beneficiary Persons:

  • Disabled Greek citizens and citizens of other European Union member states residing in Greece.
  • War invalids, officers and soldiers, of the three branches of the Armed Forces, Officers of the Security Forces, the Fire Brigade and the Coast Guard.
  • Executives and Officers of the Armed Forces and the Security Forces, who have been placed in an Operational Availability or Permanent Availability status and do not receive a pension.

More information about the exemption from Classification Fees for private-use passenger cars collected by Persons with Disabilities can be found on the digital portal myAADE, in the "FAQs" section by going to: > Customs > Information for citizens > People with Disabilities (PWDs).

Disability certification supporting document:

Medical opinion of the relevant Health Committees of the KE.P.A. of EFKA or A.S.Y.E. on the basis of which are determined:

  • the disability rate,
  • the correspondence with the abovementioned conditions,
  • the certification that the condition is FOR LIFE.

Eligible cylinder capacity:
Up to 1,650 c.c. and under conditions <2,650 c.c. and/or 3,650 c.c.

Applicable restrictive customs monitoring period:
Seven (7) years from the date of the vehicle’s customs clearance.

Renewal of the right of exemption:
After the restrictive period of seven (7) years.

Minor beneficiary PWDs:
This right is granted to the person exercising parental care or, for any reason, having guardianship.

Driving the vehicle:
One or two other persons, in addition to the disabled person himself, are allowed to drive the vehicle, after the approval of the competent Customs Authority for the said vehicle’s customs clearance, provided that the entitled person will be a passenger in the vehicle.

Customs release from legal heirs:
Within a period of two (2) years from the date of death of the beneficiary. Also, the possibility of customs release is provided by the legal heirs through transfer to another person entitled to the exemption.